|BLOOD ON CIGARETTE!!!!
Apr 28, 2012
Hey doctor, I'm frightfully worried about an incident. I was at work and a colleague and I took a smoke break. We were sharing a cigarette and when she passed it to me I noticed some red stuff around the edges, my first instinct was blood cos there is no other possible explanation. And I'm even more worried cos I had cuts on my inner lip. Please tell me what my risk is of contracting HIV?
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi, Could your co worker have had lip stick on? This could be the red color that you saw. Sharing a cigarette does not carry a risk of HIV transmission.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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